OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today that the club has signed defenceman Mark Borowiecki to a two-year contract extension. The contract will carry an average annual value of $1.2 million ($1.2M in both years).
Borowiecki, 28, recorded one goal and two assists in a career high 70 games last season for the Senators. He was limited to only two playoff games after suffering an injury during the second game of the 2017 playoffs against the Boston Bruins.
The Ottawa native led the National Hockey League in both hits (364) and penalty minutes (154) in 2016-17, while missing 12 regular-season games. On Dec. 5, 2016, he equaled an NHL record by recording 14 hits in one game at Pittsburgh.
The Senators' fifth-round pick (139th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft, and the first Ottawa native ever drafted by the Senators, Borowiecki has recorded four gaoals, 17 points and 436 penalty minutes in 217 career NHL games.
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